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You may have heard people using words like H1N1, pandemic, and respiratory etiquette in your school, community, and in media coverage. But what's it all about? As the flu season approaches, government and health officials are recommending everyone be prepared for the worst. This includes school dismissals and interrupted learning. Use these pages to get informed about the H1N1 flu virus and learn about actions you can take to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. Finally, explore activities and resources you can use to continue learning while at home or away from school.


Learn about H1N1 swine flu and why we should be prepared this flu season.

What is H1N1 flu (swine flu)?


Why is there so much concern?



Benjamin Franklin said, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The best defense against viruses is to prevent them from entering our bodies. In the section below, discover the steps you can take to decrease the likelihood of infection to yourself and those in your family, school, and community.

What impacts has H1N1 had on daily life?


What can I do to prevent the spread of swine flu in my home, school, and community?


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Four Rules to Fight H1N1 Swine Flu

Swine Flu wash your hands picture Wash your hands often and thoroughly using soap and warm water. Always wash your hands after you sneeze or cough into them, use the bathroom, before you eat, or anytime before your hands come into contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Free H1N1 Preparedness Webcast

With speakers from:
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. Department of Education
Watch a Free H1N1 Preparedness Webcast with Department of Homeland Security, CDC, U.S. Department of Education